Rewind: A look back at the top 3D printing stories of 2014

Whether you like it or not, it appears 3D printing is set to dramatically alter the way in which we create and consume products in the future. Over the past year, we’ve seen some pretty remarkable 3D-printed projects that continue to expand the capabilities of additive manufacturing — proving time and time again that the trend is, indeed, here to stay. Exemplified by jam-packed Maker Faire 3D Printing Villages to an upsurge of crowdfunded startups, tinkerers and engineers alike are finding extraordinary ways to implement the next-gen technology. As we prepare for the year ahead, let’s take a look back at some of the top 3D printing stories and more that captured our attention in 2014.


Made In Space and NASA successfully 3D print the first object in space

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Local Motors drives into the future with its 3D-printed car

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Arduino announces the Materia 101

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Ceramic printing gains popularity

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3D printing lets the visually-impaired relive their cherished memories

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DIY gets majestic with the first-ever 3D-printed castle

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Architect looks to construct an entirely 3D-printed estate 

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Artist grows van Gogh’s ear using DNA and a 3D printer

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Barack Obama becomes the first U.S. President with a 3D-printed bust

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3D-printed prosthetics help kids feel like superheroes

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Youbionic enables Makers to create their own prosthetic hands

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The first 3D-printed band rocks out

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This onesie turns you into a walking Wi-Fi hotspot and MP3 player

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Instruments help measure oxygen levels in newborns

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3D printers are now being used to create lifelike hearts 

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FDA approves the first 3D-printed facial implants

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New set of wheels gives this puppy a second lease on life

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Dog runs for the very first time thanks to 3D-printed legs

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I scream, you scream, we all scream for 3D-printed ice cream!

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It’s not delivery, it’s 3D-printed pizza!

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Bioresorbable splints save baby’s life

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3D printing merges contact lens and QLEDs

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Floating along on the world’s first 3D-printed kayak

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Dress exposes your body as you reveal data

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3D printing your own crossguard lightsaber

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Well, it’s safe to say that it’s been a pretty amazing year for the megaAVR and Atmel | SMART driven technology. As we prepare to kick off 2015 at International CES, what do you expect to see from the 3D printing world in the coming months?

1 thought on “Rewind: A look back at the top 3D printing stories of 2014

  1. Pingback: Video: 7-year-old boy receives a new prosthetic “trooper” arm | Bits & Pieces from the Embedded Design World

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